Is there any interest in this idea?

Automatically have a little copyright icon added to all your posts with your choice of copyright license.

I’ve seen someone around here manually adding a copyright statement to most of their posts and thought I’d see if others would be into it. It’d be unobtrusive and incorporated into the UI, rather than a piece of text in the post.

Your thoughts?

  • Maestro
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    Federation means making copies. Hundreds of them. If you attach a copyright license to a comment then each and every instance that federates your comment would have to abide by it. That is just not possible. If you want to write stuff on the internet and copyright it, start a blog or something. By posting on the fediverse you implicitly allow copying.

    • @ericjmorey
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      43 months ago

      If you don’t post one, all copyrights are reserved by the author and is automatically granted upon publication in most jurisdictions around the world. So every federated instance is violating every copyright.

      That is unless it’s seen as fair use, in which case it doesn’t matter what licensing the author wants to provide because the use is protected.

      • Maestro
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        33 months ago

        You can’t rely on fair use because fair use works differently around the world, if it exists at all.

        As for copyright, you agree to terms & conditions when you sign up for your fediverse account. These should include language that grants permission to use everything you submit for federation.

        • @ericjmorey
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          3 months ago

          Instance hosters are currently relying on fair use since there’s been no agreements when I’ve signed up.

          • Maestro
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            Maybe. I don’t think anyone’s thought that far ahead yet. At least the lemmy devs give hosters the option to add a click through agreement to the signup page.